eat

 /iːt/

For the verb: "to eat"

Simple Past: ate
Past Participle: eaten

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
eat [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (consume a food)mangiare vtr
  (iperbolico)divorare vtr
 I eat pasta every day.
 Mangio pasta ogni giorno.
eat viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (consume food)mangiare vi
 I'm hungry. Let's eat!
 Ho fame. Mangiamo!
 
Additional Translations
eat viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (corrode)erodere, corrodere vtr
 Acid rain has eaten into the rock surface.
 La pioggia acida ha eroso la superficie della roccia.
eat [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (food: chew and swallow)mangiare vtr
 I have difficulty eating meat because of my loose teeth.
 Faccio fatica a mangiare la carne a causa del mio dente che dondola.
eat [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (ravage)cancellare, annientare vtr
  consumare vtr
 Her ability to love was eaten by his cruelty and mistreatment.
 L'amore di lei era stato annientato dalla crudeltà e dai maltrattamenti di lui.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
a bite to eat nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (snack) (informale: piccolo pasto)un boccone nm
all-you-can-eat adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (restaurant buffet: unlimited) (ristorante)all you can eat nm
 At the all-you-can-eat restaurant he stuffed himself with cheap food.
 Si è abbuffato di roba scadente all'all you can eat.
dog-eat-dog  (slang)competitivo adj
eat [sth] away,
eat away [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
figurative (gnaw at, erode)erodere qlcs, sgretolare qlcs vtr
  consumare qlcs vtr
 The chalk cliffs are being eaten away slowly by the action of the sea.
 Le scogliere di gesso vengono lentamente erose dall'azione del mare.
eat away at [sb/sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal, figurative (worry)intaccare, minare, erodere vtr
 Raskolnikov's crime ate away at his peace of mind and, ultimately, his soul.
 Il crimine di Raskolnikov intaccò il suo equilibrio psichico e infine anche la sua anima.
eat away at [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (erode) (figurato)mangiare vtr
  (figurato)consumare vtr
 The river eats away at the sand banks every time there's a flood.
 Il fiume si mangia gli argini sabbiosi ogni volta che c'è una piena.
eat badly mangiare da cani nmpl
eat crow vtr + n US, informal, figurative (be forced to admit error)ingoiare il rospo vtr
eat dinner v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have evening meal)cenare vi
 We usually eat dinner around 7 pm.
 Di solito ceniamo per le 19.
eat dirt v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang, figurative (be humiliated)subire un'umiliazione vtr
Eat dirt! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang, figurative (intimidation) (volgare, offensivo: singolare)fottiti! vai a farti fottere! inter
  (volgare, offensivo: plurale)fottetevi! andate a farvi fottere! inter
eat humble pie v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." UK, informal, figurative (be forced to admit error) (idiomatico)fare un bagno d'umiltà vtr
eat in vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (dine at home)mangiare a casa vi
eat into [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (use or consume part of)rosicchiare, erodere vtr
eat like a bird v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (consume little or in small amounts) (figurato)mangiare come un uccellino vi
 No wonder she's so skinny, she eats like a bird!
 Per forza è così magra: mangia come un uccellino!
eat lunch lumberman (have midday meal)pranzare vi
 I usually eat lunch at 1p.m.
 Di solito pranzo all'una.
Eat my shorts! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (contempt) (volgare)baciami il culo inter
eat out vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (dine at a restaurant)mangiare fuori vi
Eat up! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (finish your meal) (singolare)finisci di mangiare! inter
  (plurale)finite di mangiare! inter
 Eat up! We have a long march ahead of us.
eat up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (finish meal)finire di mangiare vi
 If you eat up quickly, we'll have more time to play.
 Se finisci di mangiare velocemente avremo più tempo per giocare.
eat [sth] up,
eat up [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(finish meal fast)finire di mangiare qlcs vtr
 If you eat up all your vegetables, you can have dessert.
eat [sth] up,
eat up [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
figurative (consume fast) (figurato: consumare)mangiare vtr
  (figurato: consumare liquidi)bere vtr
 That new printer eats up our paper supplies at an alarming rate.
 La nuova stampante si mangia tanta di quella carta che c'è da preoccuparsi.
eat [sth] up,
eat up [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
informal, figurative (enjoy)compiacersi di qlcs v rif
 Everyone was praising him for a job well done and he was eating it up.
 Ognuno si congratulava con lui per il buon lavoro, e lui si compiaceva.
eat [sth] up,
eat up [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
informal, figurative (believe) (informale: credere)bersela v rif
  (informale: credere)abboccare vi
 He lied about everything but he was so charming about it that she ate it up.
 Ha raccontato un sacco di frottole, ma in una maniera così affascinante che lei se l'è bevuta.
eat well mangiare bene vi
eat your fill v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (eat until full)mangiare a crepapelle, magiare fino a scoppiare vi
eat your heart out,
Eat your heart out!
interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
slang, figurative (be envious) (idiomatico)te la faccio vedere io!, prendi e porta a casa! inter
eat your words v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (admit you are wrong) (figurato)doversi rimangiare qlcs v rif
  (figurato)rimangiarsi quanto si è detto v rif
eat-all che mangia tutto adj
eat-in kitchen nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (kitchen used as dining room)cucina abitabile nf
 We hardly ever used the dining room since we always had our meals in the eat-in kitchen.
 Non abbiamo praticamente mai usato la sala da pranzo dato che abbiamo mangiato sempre nella cucina abitabile.
Eat,
drink and be merry.
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(make the most of life)godi finché puoi, goditela finché puoi inter
  mangia, bevi e sii felice inter
 Don't worry about that till you're 50. For now, eat, drink and be merry!
good to eat adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (tasty, delicious) (di buon sapore)buono, delizioso, squisito agg
 Fresh strawberries are good to eat.
 Le fragole fresche sono deliziose.
  (che si può mangiare)buono da mangiare, commestibile, edibile agg
 Alcuni funghi non sono buoni da mangiare.
have your cake and eat it too avere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca
let's eat mangiamo v (imp)
live to eat vivere per mangiare
safe to eat adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (food: free from germs and toxins)sicuro da mangiare agg
 Uncooked meat is not considered safe to eat in many places of the world.
 La carne cruda non è considerata sicura da mangiare in molte parti del mondo.
to eat like a pig mangiare come un maiale v
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